Education: Two-Edged Weapon

Few congressional investigations have proved to be quite such a fiasco as the House Special Committee's inquiry into tax-free foundations. Right from the start, through quotations out of context and broad innuendo, the committee's research staff tried to prove that the foundations have been vaguely unAmerican. Then, just as the foundations began their own defense, Chairman Brazilla Carroll Reece of Tennessee joined his fellow Republicans in abruptly voting to end public hearings; the foundations were invited to reply in written statements.

This week President Charles Dollard of the $178 million Carnegie Corporation...

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